How to Create An Admin Account on a Mac to Surf Blocked Websites
Today we’ll going to teach you how to create an admin account on a Mac to surf blocked websites. In school or in your office there are probably restrictions where you cannot visit certain websites that are blocked in your network. If your work or school uses Mac, chances are you can bypass their filter in just minutes. In this guide you will learn how to make yourself an administrator on a Mac, and use that account to bypass blocked websites.
How to Create an Admin Account on a Mac (Hacker’s way)
First you need direct physical access on the Mac. This method works for Mac OS X Lion, so pretty much it will work on previous versions of Mac like Mac OS X.
1. Turn off the Mac.
2. Power it on, and then hold CMD+S, until your Mac boot in verbose mode.
3. Upon presented by a terminal prompt, enter the commands below:
/sbin/moun -uw /
That’s it! You’ll be presented to enter an administrator account. Trick above mounts the filesystem, and delete a file called .applesetupdone. Removing that file and rebooting will make your Mac think that it is brand new and haven’t gone through its initial setup.
How to Surf Blocked Websites
Ok, so you’ve finally created an administrator account on a Mac. You’ll be using this account to bypass your networks web filter. Below are the steps you can use to get past your network’s web filter.
By Changing DNS Servers (Level: Easy)
A lot of offices and schools just use OpenDNS to block some websites, and if your office or school is using it then bypassing it is just pretty easy.
1. Open System Preference, and select Network.
2. Click on the Advanced tab, then go over to the DNS.
3. Remove anything in there, and then press the plus button twice, and put it 220.127.116.11 and 18.104.22.168.
4. Close, and click on Apply.
Trick above switches your current DNS server to use Google’s Public DNS server. You can try it by surfing on a blocked site. If the site is unblocked, then definitely it worked!
By Setting up a VPN (Level: Moderate)
If the above method didn’t work then your office or school is probably using a better web filter such as Barracuda. It blocks all traffic at the router so you still cannot access the blocked sites. This means that even though you have changed the DNS servers you still can’t open the blocked websites.
Do not worry though! There’s still a workaround for that. Read the method below to surf blocked websites.